Title: Rice planted in former no-go zone
Date: May 20, 2013
Farmers in the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture, have begun planting rice in a district once designated a no-go zone because of radioactive fallout ejected by the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
It is the first time since the March 2011 core meltdowns that rice intended for sale has been planted in any former hot zone within 20 km of the power plant.
Saturday’s rice planting was carried out in Tamura’s Miyakojimachi district, about 15 km [9.4 miles] from the plant [...]
Residents can enter without permission during the daytime but aren’t allowed to stay overnight [...]
See also: Japan Times: Radiation level in Fukushima town 400 times higher than in Tokyo -- 10 kilometers from Daiichi
Published: May 19th, 2013 at 4:52 pm ET